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Tuesday, Nov 18, 2014 at 10:58 AM

Pelosi Maintains Post as House Democratic Leader

Wednesday, Nov 19, 2014 at 5:42 PM

6 Dead, More Than 100 Trapped in Monster Snow Storm

A deadly arctic blast that sent freezing temperatures to all 50 states and dumped more than five feet of snow on parts of New York state eased up early Wednesday, but was set to hit the area again later in the day, NBC News reported. Six deaths were blamed on Tuesday's storm which paralyzed cities and towns. A 140-mile stretch of the state thruway in western New York was closed and more than 100 cars were reported trapped. The team bus of the Niagara University Purple Eagles women's basketball team was stuck for more than 24 hours before players were rescued. The National Weather Service said Tuesday night that some areas of Buffalo suburbs were approaching 76 inches of snow since Monday — a record for snowfall over a 24-hour period anywhere in the U.S. ever. Read »
Tuesday, Nov 18, 2014 at 2:33 AM

Suicide Attack Kills 4 in Afghan Foreign Contractors' Compound

Tuesday, Nov 18, 2014 at 7:52 PM

5 Killed at Jerusalem Synagogue, 3 Americans

The latest casualty to surface after two Palestinians opened fire in a Jerusalem synagogue is an Israeli police officer, officials confirmed to NBC News. The two attackers killed five people and wounded six others after opening fire and using knives and axes. The dead included three Israeli-Americans — Moshe Tawersky, Kalman Levi and Aryeh Koplinsky — and Israeli-British citizen Avraham Goldberg, police confirmed to NBC News. Their attackers were shot dead by police officers in the ultra-Orthodox western Jerusalem neighborhood of Har Nof. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas condemned the attack, the first time he's done so since a recent spike in deadly violence against Israelis, while Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri called for more bloodshed. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu blamed the violence on incitement by Hamas and Abbas. Secretary of State John Kerry called the attack an "atrocity" and said "Palestinian leadership must condemn this." Read »
Monday, Nov 17, 2014 at 10:06 PM

Another 'Painful' Arctic Blast to Hit U.S.

Tuesday, Nov 18, 2014 at 8:37 AM

ISIS Beheading Leaves Fate Uncertain for Last Two Hostages

Monday, Nov 17, 2014 at 6:39 PM

Polar Bear Population Plummets in Alaska, Canada

Monday, Nov 17, 2014 at 5:40 PM

$19 Million in Silk Road Bitcoins Head to Auction

Tuesday, Nov 18, 2014 at 3:29 PM

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon Declares a State of Emergency

The governor has declared a state of emergency and activated the National Guard ahead of an expected grand jury decision on whether to indict the white police officer who shot dead an unarmed black teen in Ferguson, Missouri, amid fears that civil unrest could once again roil the St. Louis suburb. Officer Darren Wilson fatally shot Michael Brown on August 9, triggering weeks of racially charged protests and clashes between police and protesters. Read »
Monday, Nov 17, 2014 at 6:55 PM

"Good Will Prevail": Slain Aid Worker Kassig's Family Speaks

The parents of Abdul-Rahman Kassig, the American aid worker and former soldier killed by ISIS terrorists who held him hostage made a statement, calling for forgiveness and freedom around the world. "The world is broken, but it will be healed in the end, and good will prevail," said Kassig's mother Paula in a brief two-minute press conference at their church in Indianapolis. She said her son had proved that "one person makes a difference." Kassig was a former Army Ranger turned humanitarian who was dedicated to helping refugees in the Middle East, NBC News reported. Read »
Monday, Nov 17, 2014 at 2:54 PM

Why So Many Repeat College Students Never Graduate

Monday, Nov 17, 2014 at 2:35 PM

Uber To Let Passengers Stream Spotify Playlists

Monday, Nov 17, 2014 at 7:01 PM

Frenchman Identified as Executioner in ISIS Video

France named one of its citizens Monday as an executioner in the latest ISIS video showing the beheading of an American hostage, NBC News reported. A prosecutor in Paris identified him as Maxime Hauchard, a 22-year-old convert to Islam whom French authorities had been tracking for years. The video, released Sunday, showed the severed head of American aid worker Abdul-Rahman Kassig, formerly known as Peter, who was dedicated to helping refugees in the Middle East. Read »
Monday, Nov 17, 2014 at 2:44 PM

Fla. Council Seat Will Be Picked From Hat

Monday, Nov 17, 2014 at 2:45 PM

Homeless Kids in America at "Historic High": Report

A new report released Monday shows that about one in 30 American children was homeless at some point last year, NBC News reported. That's about 2.5 million kids, and an 8 percent increase to a "historic high," according to the study from the National Center on Family Homelesness. “It is pretty alarming,” said the center’s director, who also co-authored the report. About 20 percent of kids in the U.S. live below the poverty line and small financial setbacks can have catastrophic consequences for families, according to the report. Read »

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